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Every summer, the Brian Redman race at Road America typically draws the biggest and best field in vintage racing. 2006 was no exception, with close to 500 entries. There were 60 in our class.

We had not been to Road America since 1981, but it was still somewhat familiar. The food was excellent as usual, and the weather was hot but dry.

We tested a lot during the two months preceding Road America. Every conceivable shock, spring, and sway bar combination was tested. Tires were tested- Goodyear vs. Hoosier, comparing the two brands at various heat cycles. We also tested brake pads and brake bias. We made a lot of progress!

We came to Road America confident we were finally ready to win. This year SVRA sanctioned the Brian Redman event, so again we ran with the sports racers and prototypes. The entry list included 2 Scarabs, a Chaparral, a Genie Chevy, and a host of other interesting cars. Drivers included Tony DeLorenzo, Augie Pabst, and John Hardin, who told us he had been racing since 1953!

We qualified second, but won the race. We led every lap and set the fastest lap, a 2:28.2. Handling was better after the testing, and the gearing was spot on.

In the promoter’s ‘All Corvette’ race, we finished second by 2 seconds to the infamous Dream Car Garage Corvette. That car pulled us down the straight big time. We were about even with the other top Corvettes in straight line speed, as our aero disadvantage just about makes up for our weight advantage. And, in the power department, we handicap ourselves with a stock 1965 396 intake manifold. Our engine builder says that costs us 100 HP.

Leaving Road America we think we are OK for power and weight. Tires are a given. Brakes are now dialed in. We can’t do anything about aerodynamics – our car is always going to give up aero to the 68-72 Corvette. Handling it our next big area for improvement!

Duntov Corvette Grand Sport at Road America 2006

First by 0.6 seconds!

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Duntov Motor Company is the exclusive licensee for the continued production of the authentic original Corvette Grand Sport.  Duntov Motor Company is the exclusive licensee for the manufacturing and distribution of the updated street version of this famous car. We service what we sell. We also restore and service 1963-1982 Corvette race, street and performance cars using original and replacement parts including front and rear suspension, brake calipers, brake rotors, brake pads, both J-56 and stock brake caliper pistons, and Corvette stainless steel parking brake parts. We offer the finest original U.S. built Corvette spindles and GM stub axles, along with remanufactured Corvette differentials for both street and race cars. We build both new and rebuilt Corvette trailing arm assemblies for 1965-1982 Corvettes, and offer Corvette street and racing springs and both steel and composite leaf springs in a wide selection of spring rates. Check out our Corvette parts section for shocks, sway bars, upper and lower A-arms, Corvette ball joints, tie rod ends, pitman arms, idler arms, shocks and U-joints.

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